It really is all perspective and choice. Depending on your world-view you will either think:
A. Life sucks and then you die
B. Life is an illusion and you need to return to your True Self
C. Life is amazing and you are Divine now
What world-view dominates your life?
I use to think A. most of the time especially during my teens and 20s when it really did seem that life sucked much of the time. When I learned Classical Yoga which shifted my view from this all sucks to I am not what I think about, I learned the philosophy that life is an illusion and I was mistakenly caught up in it AND life was actually about returning to Source energy. This was super helpful at the time and certainly better than option A but it still left me wondering where the joy was NOW. Why did I always feel like I had to work to get somewhere? Why could all the good and the bad not be ok? And it certainly all seemed real to me.
Then I began to journey into my own sense of truth. I felt good – that could not be an illusion. I saw beauty and the Divine everywhere – it could not all be a big mistake. I studied more and more including other branches of Yoga such as Tantra philosophy and Shamanism and Divine Mother teachings. I listened deeply to mySelf, to others to the Earth and to the greatest teacher: my heart and I discovered life is amazing and so am I and so are you. Life is NOW and believe me it wants us to participate and be present to its magic.
If we truly embrace life as a celebration then we have an amazing opportunity to see the Earth as a home that provides all we need for our expansion, our play and our joy. If we see life as a celebration then every person we meet even the crusty ones are a potential play-mate. If we embrace life as a celebration every day can be the greatest day you have ever known!
There was/is something you can really celebrate about today. What was it? Make a list and milk it. Literally mull it over in your mind, celebrate it, post it on FB, tell someone about it, write a blog. Life is good.
Here are some of my celebrations for today:
* I woke up to birds outside my window
* I studied with great teachers and students
* A new friend told me I have beautiful eyes that sparkle with mischief
* I enjoyed an amazing mochaccino
* I found out I dropped a whole pant size – Hallelujah
* I held handstand with the help of a friend – double Hallelujah
* I laughed as I ran through the pouring rain
* I actually got a Monday post completed on Monday
Wishing you all an amazing day.
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A celebrated transformational leader and a leading pioneer in embodied spirituality and Yoga, Shasta has inspired hundreds of people through her breakthrough methods for awakening and empowering your inner voice and divine power. Director, founder and senior teacher with Balanced Life Yoga, she delivers public talks, seminars and trainings on evolution and empowerment. She draws on a wide variety of techniques including Yoga, Shamanism, meditation, energy healing, coaching and the Law of Attraction. She is especially appreciated for her passionate way of allowing individuals to make sense of their world and embodied, holistic means to become the change they wish to see.
As early as in her teenage years, Shasta embarked on her journey as a spiritual explorer which led her to India, where she studied yoga, meditation and energy healing. She has studied with many remarkable mentors and she has undergone thousands of hour’s intense practice of meditation and spiritual studies. Shasta has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field through her own practice as well as through extensive training in yoga, group dynamics, meditation and spiritual counseling.